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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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18th Sunday after Pentecost (2nd in October)
published 6 October 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

These musical programs are for FSSP.la, the new FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles. Bring your family to the High Mass (SAINT VICTOR, 8634 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069) at 7:00pm every Sunday.


PROCESSIONAL

Organist.


ASPERGES

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)   •   Organist

We also add a polyphonic section, which is #4550.


INTROIT   •   Ladies sing on 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month, men on all others.

PDF Score (Singer)   •   Practice Audio (Singer)

Men should begin practicing the Introit for «19th Sunday after Pentecost», which can be found at St. René Goupil.


KYRIE ELEISON

We are singing #5294 (KYRIE “Iste Sanctus” by Guerrero)

Parts 1 + 2 are here with Solfège added. We have added Part 3.


GLORIA IN EXCELSIS

We will sing #5612.

Sometimes we sing Plainsong Gloria IX from the Campion Hymnals, accompanied by the organist score.


GRADUAL & ALLELUIA

We are currently using Mode IV for these:
18th Sunday after Pentecost

Eventually, we might learn this version—but that decision will come later.


CREDO IV   •   Alternatim

We may sing #5984 by Machaut.

We also sometimes sing this version: #3445.   But sometimes we sing in unison.


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON

PDF Score (Singer)


OFFERTORY OTHER

Organist will play.


SANCTUS & HOSANNA

We will sing the Palestrina #6962 (“Te saeculorum”)

Sometimes we sing #3496 paired with #2999.

Sometimes we sing Sanctus from Mass XIII. The complete “Kyriale” (Ordinarium Missae) can be found at St. Antoine Daniel.


AGNUS DEI

We will sing #7554.

Before long we will begin work on a setting by Giovanni Gabrieli.


COMMUNION ANTIPHON

This will be sung by chosen soloists.


COMMUNION ORGAN

Organist.


COMMUNION OTHER

O Sanctissima.


RECESSIONAL HYMN   •   #911 O Glorious Maid, Exalted Far

From the Campion Hymnal.


CHOIR PRAYER (from CAMPION HYMNAL) happens after attendance is taken:

FIFTH STATION • The Cyrenian helps Jesus carry the Cross

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Simon of Cyrene is on his way home, returning from work, when he comes upon the sad procession of those condemned—for him, perhaps, it was a common sight. The soldiers force this rugged man from the country to carry the Cross on his own shoulders. How annoying he must have thought it to be suddenly caught up in the fate of those condemned men! He does what he must do, but reluctantly. Significantly, the Evangelist Mark does not only name him, but also his children, who were evidently known as Christians and as members of that community (cf. Mk 15:21). From this chance encounter, faith was born. The Cyrenian, walking beside Jesus and sharing the burden of the Cross, came to see that it was a grace to be able to accompany him to his crucifixion and to help him. The mystery of Jesus, silent and suffering, touched his heart. Jesus, whose divine love alone can redeem all humanity, wants us to share his Cross so that we can complete what is still lacking in his suffering (cf. Col 1:24). Whenever we show kindness to the suffering, the persecuted and defenseless, and share in their sufferings, we help to carry that same Cross of Jesus. In this way we obtain salvation, and help contribute to the salvation of the world.

Lord, you opened the eyes and heart of Simon of Cyrene, and you gave him, by his share in your Cross, the grace of faith. Help us to aid our neighbours in need, even when this interferes with our own plans and desires. Help us to realize that it is a grace to be able to share the cross of others and, in this way, know that we are walking with you along the way. Help us to appreciate with joy that, when we share in your suffering and the sufferings of this world, we become servants of salvation and are able to help build up your Body, the Church.